Jury Services Osceola County
Whether or not you are selected to serve on a jury, your participation is critical to one of the most fundamental principles of our free society - the right to a jury trial. Your participation as a juror is essential to our common law system of justice. Our system affords all persons going to trial the opportunity to have the facts of their cases determined by a jury of their peers. The Judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit thank you in advance for your service. We hope you find your jury service to be an interesting and positive experience.Click the links below for more information about Jury Services
There is currently a nationwide identity theft scam where callers try to get personal information under the guise of missed jury duty. Ninth Circuit Court staff will never ask prospective jurors for financial information such as credit card or bank account information. We will also never ask for social security numbers over the phone. Do not provide this kind of information to anyone claiming to represent the court system. If you receive this type of call, please hang up and call 407-742-2421.
To make your stay with the Ninth Judicial Circuit as comfortable as possible, the Jury Assembly Room includes the following features (no cost to the jurors):
The first three days of jury service: 1) If your employer pays you regular wages for jury service you will not receive compensation; 2) If you are unemployed or your employer does not pay you your regular wages, you will be compensated fifteen dollars per day. On the fourth day of jury service and beyond: All jurors receive thirty dollars per day. There is no reimbursement for mileage.
Please contact our Jury Services office should you need additional information at 407-742-2421. Please note that the volume of phone calls is greatest in the mornings.
|Please note, the following items will be prohibited from coming into the courthouse:|
|Knives of any type||Tools|
|Handcuffs/handcuff keys||Tape measures|
|Scissors||Clay and/or putty material|
|Razors||Glass perfume bottles over 4 oz|
|Pepper spray||Oversized belt buckles|
If you have completed service, the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida would greatly appreciate feedback on your experience as a juror. To complete and submit the survey please click on this link. Juror Exit Survey
Note: A more court-specific juror video will be shown during orientation.
A deferral request allows you to reschedule your service to a date when you are available. Only one request for a deferral is granted automatically. Typical requests for deferrals are due to scheduling conflicts, such as prior vacation arrangements or medical appointments.
If you feel that you should be excused from jury service, you can submit the request online no less than ten (10) days prior to your scheduled report date. If an excusal request is granted, you will not have to report for jury service on this reporting date. You may be summoned again in the future. There are very few statutory reasons for being excused from jury service (i.e. being physically or mentally unable to serve or if you are an expectant mother). Judicial review is required for most excusal requests and may require supporting documents. You may email supporting documentation to email@example.com. Please wait 7 business days before verifying online whether your request has been approved.
If your disqualification request is approved, you will no longer need to report for jury service on this reporting date. Some examples of disqualification requests include being a convicted felon (civil rights not restored), full-time law enforcement officer with arresting powers, currently under prosecution for a crime, currently on probation/parole, no longer a resident of Osceola County, or not a citizen of the United States.
Permanent excusals are only granted for the following reasons:
- 70 years of age or older and no longer want to serve as a juror.
- Physically or mentally unable to serve (with supporting documents).
Please click to request a deferral/excusal, to check the status of your request, and/or to view your service history.
Note: Your request to be excused must be approved by a Judge. A reasonable effort will be made to notify you if your request has been approved or denied. If, however, you do not receive an electronic or telephonic communication from this office, you must report on the assigned date.
You must call for recorded instructions the evening before your report date to determine if your services will be required. Please call anytime after 5:15p.m. at 407-742-2424, (recorder available 24 hours a day). If unable to access the telephone recorder, please continue trying or report for jury duty as directed on your summons. Your need to have your juror number available when calling the recorder. Your juror number is listed on your summons.
When summoned for jury service, you will appear for the length of one trial or one day. The majority of jurors complete their service in one day. If selected to serve on a trial, the length of service is generally three days. We reserve the right to have jurors "on call"